12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Visit Myanmar Yangon

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Visit Myanmar Yangon

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– as well as perhaps the tastiest and most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

The dish takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin pieces of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts as well as slices of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination of roasted chickpea flour as well as turmeric and also chili oil, tossed by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial parts: turmeric rice and also fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the country’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and also compressed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily as well as tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be a snack that runs the range from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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Possibly one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a dessert, but they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a splash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food however an experience in itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may differ from place to place however this culinary experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which just sets you back less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is juicy.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most scrumptious fish ever before. So good that you can eat it plain or with white rice as well as nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, it is really delicious. The noodles are really soft and doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this dish produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you need a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the preparation is really an art and also is quite entertaining to view!

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot as well as repeats numerous times to make sure it is completely combined. He after that fills a bunch of small mugs and also begins once more with one more batch as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire more!

Tea shops are great places to delight in cups of milky tea as well as also various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The frequently served dishes are deep-fried mouthwatering snacks, deep-fried bread offered with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and also fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Usually consumed in the morning, Mohinga is economical as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so don’t be afraid to try one every single time you most likely to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an unique blend of Burmese and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down repetitively until it can not be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly utilized in Thai cuisine. You might also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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